Category: Food

This category shall have posts related to food.

Foodies Paradise

Continuing my earlier post on 6 Places to visit in Pune

This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
Koregaon park plaza (Image source Koregaon park plaza in Pune, India Saniya motiwala- Wikimedia)

The city and its suburbs are full of restaurants that serve various cuisines from Indian, Thai, Chinese, Mexican, Swiss, German, Italian, French and American cuisine. If you are looking for Asian, European, or organic/health food then head to Koregaon Park has a lot of foreign tourists are at the Osho Commune.

Madinah Restaurant

Madinah Hotel, Bhawani Peth, Pune
Madinah Hotel, Bhavani Peth, Pune

If you like Mughlai food then this restaurant is situated near Pune College at Bhavani Peth, Pune. Great place for meat eaters in Pune. They serve good quality and very decent pricing as per Pune standards.  The chicken seekh kebab and chicken cutlet are delicious and just melt in your mouth. Chicken leg biryani is brilliant.

Mahesh Lunch Home

It’s a famous restaurant located near MG road. This place serves the best sea food in town and with high quality. Little expensive but worth spending money for such amazing dishes. The fresh catches aren’t as fresh as you get in Mumbai, but still, worth a try.
The surmai, the chicken sukha and prawns gassi are good.  Appams are good too.

If you are a vegetarian, you could try paneer butter masala and tandoori rotis. Tandoori roti and sabzi both are amazing.

Badshah Restaurant

Badshah Falooda
Badshah Falooda

This place is famous for its kulfi and falooda ice-creams. The Baadshah special falooda is an all-time favourite. This is a small place but serves good food. Falooda’s are a hot favorite. The staff is very attentive. The ambience is ok. Here, you can also try street food ‘chat’.

Shrewsbury biscuits from Kayani Bakery
Shrewsbury biscuits from Kayani Bakery

Kayani Bakery– Kayani Bakery situated opposite Victoria Cinema on East Street is famous for its Shrewsbury biscuits. Locals and tourists throng this place for other goodies like ginger biscuits, walnut cake, brownies, cookies and other goodies from this renowned bakery.

All in all, Pune is a foodies paradise.


Too much of a good thing can be wonderful! ― Mae West


A treat for everyone, pick one as per your choice. 🙂


No one can resists …………………….Never underestimate a power of a chocolate

dog enjoying his treat

My pet dog enjoying his treat. 🙂


*/ This post is inspired by Treat /*

Navaratri Festival and Dusshera

Continuing from my previous posts on Navratri …….

On the days of Indian rituals and religious festivals, vegetarian food is prepared at home.  There are households who do not have onions and garlic. Thus, the choice becomes limited about what to cook.

The most common dishes for Navaratri are:

  1. Sabudana puris and vadas which are made of tapioca
  2. Sabudana kheer- Pudding made of tapioca
  3. Sabudana khichdi- Made from tapioca
  4. Vrat ke chawal- The rice that is made during fasting
  5. Singhare ka halwa- Water chestnut pudding.
  6. Lauki halwa- Pudding made from Bottle gourd
  7. Vegetable rice cutlets- cutlets made of mixed vegetables and rice.

Below are videos where Manjula shows how to prepare these dishes for Navratri in her kitchen

Tomorrow shall mark the tenth day of Ashwin in the Hindu lunisolar calendar. The first nine days being celebrated as Navaratri. This Hindu festival is celebrated across India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Dussehra or Vijayadashami marks the victory of Goddess Durga over Mahishasur, the demon. Durga Puja ends on this day with the immersion of idols. People visit each other’s house and exchange gifts. The saffron-colored Marigold are particularly associated with this festival and sold in abundance during this festive period. They are used for worship and decorating workplaces and homes.

Marigold garlands
Marigold garlands

In northern India, mainly Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and western Bihar, there is a tradition to plant barley seeds in earthen pots on the first day of Navratri. The sprouts on the tenth day, Dussehra, are used as symbols of luck. Many plays and dramas based on Ramayana are performed during this period known as ‘Ramlila’. The effigies of Ravana filled with firecrackers containing phosphorus are burned on Dussehra. The ceremonial burning of effigies of Ravana celebrates the victory of Rama. Dussehra is a festival of victory of Good over Evil.

Effigy of Ravana
Effigy of Ravana

Wish u all a Happy Dusshera


Food trucks-3

Continuing with my food trucks journey, not to be left behind is Delhi. Here is a list of food trucks in Delhi NCR.

EGGjactlyTheFoodTruck– The cuisines served are American, Fast Food. The timings are 6 PM to 11 PM


Great food, pleasant and efficient service, and unbelievable value for money. Tried the Belgian waffle with a scoop of ice cream, and the fiery hot chicken wings in devil sauce. The waffle was rather lovely, warm, with bananas, chocolate sauce and a dollop of ice cream which melted real quick.

For further details check out this link for location EGGjactlyTheFoodTruck

The Lalit food truck

 The White and Red painted Lalit Food truck stands near Hotel Lalit in all its glory. A little hard to locate, to describe its precise location, I’ll say it’s near the  mandir that is located there & World Trade Tower, Barakhamba Road. Ask around and you may just locate it easily.

Lalit food truck

The Jamaican Jerk burger had a delicious minced chicken patty which had oodles of flavour in itself and couple that with the amazing dressing of lettuce onions and Jalapenos with flavoured mayonnaise and some very different sauces. The bun was probably the best in that whole package.

You can check out their menu – The Lalit food truck

For further details check out this link The Lalit Food truck

Oh Buoy

It is located at E-94, Sector 63, Noida. Cuisines served here are Mexican, Italian and Chettinad. The timings are 12noon to 3pm and 6pm to 11pm

IMG-20150528-WA0015 OH BOY

The staff on the truck is friendly & the food packing was very well.  Everything looked neat, clean and hygienic.

So, if hungry, Delhites do check out these food trucks and share your experiences here.

You cannot copy content of this page

%d bloggers like this: